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  • Originally posted by johnny767
    Just a quick update...how do I build bulk/muscle while reducing fat.
    LeanGains.com is a good place to start. Essentially, fasting until your workouts and consuming your largest meal of the day after. A guy I follow, Nick Nilsson has a program called Metabolic Surge. It's a conditioning program that is paleo-based and also works in some macronutrient changes.

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    • I've come back for a bit of inspiration, and you folks have provided it!
      Many thanks!

      Adam

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      • I love how you got there with slow exploration of what your body likes and tons of tenacity.
        Adam


        Originally posted by MamaGrok View Post
        Just for fun, and because it's page 500, and because today I FINALLY beat the 50lb mark!!!!!



        (old pic; I'll do an official "50lb lost" one soon) (and no, it's not cheating. that wasn't just baby weight. For TWO MONTHS postpartum I couldn't lose one pound, and actually started gaining. My thighs were almost 28". Baby didn't do that, lol.)

        I did it with no exercise because of chronic fatigue. Thanks to primal & Jack "the quack" Kruse & Naturethroid, that, too, is finally bidding me adieu. This was 50lb lost, easily, and maintained easily, with no hunger, no calorie counting, ever, just by a primal diet alone. (I will say that I have to throw 80/20 out the window b/c of Hashimoto's & probable celiac disease. It's 99/1 for me, and the only way I got the scale moving again was by going 100%.)

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        • Hello? Anybody home?

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          • I know, I'm going to start going through success stories withdrawal!

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            • Put up or shut up.
              August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

              I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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              • Ok, I'll bite. I'm a major lurker in these forums, but rarely ever post. Trying to make myself come out of my shell and interact with the Primal community a bit more...I guess here's as good a place to start as any.

                First up, here's me in 2009, in my last year of college. I want to say this is around my heaviest point, at which I was around 215 pounds, straining size 38 pants, and often needed XL shirts:



                Fast forward...after lots of chronic cardio and calorie restriction, I had dropped down to about 180 from the beginning of 2010 to mid 2011. Except, after graduating and moving, my exercise routine kinda fell out the window, and I started climbing back up. I eventually reached 195 pounds, in medium or large shirts and size 34 jeans. Still an improvement, but I could do better, and I was disheartened by how easily the weight had started to come back.



                I started Primal in mid-August 2012. I'd say I'm about 90% compliant with it, largely because I consider alcohol as cheating and I still do that a couple of times a week. I haven't been as consistent with the exercising as I'd like either, though I've been better about that since the new year. I now sit at 168 pounds, size 32 jeans, and medium shirts...slim fit, even! Here's me a couple of days ago:



                So yeah, no shirtless pics or ripped abs yet, but it's a journey. I've shifted gears in the past month, and the focus is now on building strength and muscle mass, and going from being simply "not fat" to "in shape." And for the first time in my life, I feel like that's actually an attainable goal! It's a great feeling.

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                • That's one helluva change, Abe! Nicely done.
                  August 2010: 207 lb, 37" waist, 25+% BF | Currently: 177 lb, 33" waist, ~15% BF

                  I have a new site up and will soon be blogging at The Wayward Mind. (My journal is semi-retired at this point)

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                  • Congratulations Abe! you look like a whole other person.

                    Good job.

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                    • image.jpgim nowhere near where i want to be, but figure id contribute. top left 330, top right 315, bottom left 300 bottom right 288. im 276 now
                      SW 333 PBSW 308 CW 291 LW 254 GW 220

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                      • Thanks guys!

                        Primal also seems to have improved my ability to grow facial hair, hah.

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                        • keep at it Miller,
                          you will break thru that plateua

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                            Last edited by Stacy15; 04-17-2013, 08:03 AM.

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                            • Wow wee Miller. That is cracking work. The change in the size of belly is amazing.

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                              • In progress update:
                                Beginning:4844544237_b494c77e1b.jpg

                                Currently:8566367315_c4cf3b99c6.jpg

                                Gained some back over the winter, Getting serious to banish it again.

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